Northville’s Moore honored
SCHENECTADY — Brytney Moore, a senior at Northville High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year
Moore, who competes in soccer, basketball and softball, will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. Tickets for the Gala will go on sale April 13 at proctors.org and at the Proctors Box Office.
The Capital District Sports Women of the Year honors the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State. The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics and community service. More information is provided at the website, cdswoy.com.
Academically, Moore is projected to be the school’s Class of 2020 Valedictorian. She was a Section 2 Girls Basketball Scholar-Athlete nominee. Other honors include Principals List Grades 9-11, Spanish Achievement Award, Senior Class Vice President (Officer), English Achievement Award, Elmira College Key Award, University of Rochester Young Leader Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Award, National Honor Society Member and Northville Girls Athletic Association Member.
Athletically, Moore was a 2019 Girls Scholar WAC Mohawk Division first-team all-star. She scored 111 career goals in soccer and earned 2019 Girls Soccer WAC Section II first-team all-star honors as well as the Section 2 Class D Player of the Year. Other honors included NYSSCOGS Class D first-team all-state, Section 2 Class D champion, and New York State regional champion.
“Brytney has been captain of her varsity soccer team for three years,” Northville girls soccer coach Douglas Hammons said. “She showed fairness and compassion to her fellow teammates and led on the playing field with encouragement and a competitive spirit. She also maintained a very high grade point average.”
In softball last spring, Moore earned WAC Mohawk Division first-team honors and led the team in batting average, runs batted in and stolen bases.
“I am extremely excited about this opportunity for Brytney,” Northville softball coach Michele Reidell said. “She is an excellent example of a well-rounded athlete and leader whose strengths supercede any sports arena. She excels academically and is a member of several clubs. Many of her peers look up to her as a leader and role model.”
She has been a WAC second-team all-star in basketball and has earned numerous honors since her 2017 soccer team won the Class D sectional championship. Moore was a News Channel 13 Athlete of the Week in the fall of 2019.
“I believe Brytney is deserving of this award because she shows leadership skills as a captain on and off the floor,” Northville girls basketball coach Gene Frasier said. “She is a great example for our underclassmen with her hard work on offense and defense.”
Moore’s community service includes the following: Adirondack Cycle Event, Edinburg Common School PTO Dinner, Northville Athletic Booster Club Car Wash, Northville Youth Program Halloween Carnival, Edinburg Common School Easter Bunny Event, making Christmas blanket for needy families through the Edinburg EMS and Christmas gifts collections for elementary school families in need, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, American Red Cross Blood Drive, and collecting needed items and can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Albany. Moore also is the lead in the 2020 Northville Central School Drama Club performance of “Newsies.”
“Brytney is a very successful and hard working three sport athlete. She is a selfless student-athlete and has volunteered many hours to give back to her school and community,” Northville athletic director John Karbowski said. “She has been a very important asset to our community.”
Moore joins Galway’s Rachel Wnuk, Middleburgh’s Makenzie Terrell and Lake George’s Rachel Hunsicker as those who will be honored at the event.
CDSWOY will announce the next student-athlete today and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 7
Saint Rose’s Burchhardt honored
SCHENECTADY — Morgan Burchhardt, a senior at The College of Saint Rose, has been named as one of the three collegiate award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year.
Burchhardt, who competes in soccer, will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on May 12.
Academically, Burchhardt was named a United Soccer Coaches second team Scholar All-American and a United Soccer Coaches first team Scholar All-East. Athletically, Burchhardt was a United Soccer Coaches third-team All-America pick and earned United Soccer Coaches first-team All-East honors. She was a Northeast 10 first-team All-Conference pick and made the NE-10 Championship All-Tournament Team and made the NCAA National Championship All-Tournament Team as her team reached the national semifinals. She was a four-time NE-10 All-Conference pick. A D2CCA second-team All-East pick, Burchhardt was named to the NE-10 weekly honor roll (Oct. 21, 2019). She was fourth in program annals with 114 points, tied for 11th with 31 goals, and second with 52 assists.
Burchhardt is one of only eight players in school history to record 100 career points. She was one of 14 active players in the country with 30 goals and 20 assists in 2019. Burchhardt was the active NCAA Division II leader in assists in 2019. She is the only player in school annals to record 10 or more assists in four separate seasons.
Burchhardt’s community service includes the following: a former two-year Executive Board member of Saint Rose Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, a four-year member of SAAC, named the recipient of the 2019 Michael Simpson Striker Award, which is bestowed upon a Golden Knights men’s or women’s soccer player who is active in community service as determined by the athletics coaching staff, volunteer at Capital City Rescue Mission — Albany Food Bank, Team Reading Days at the Delaware Community School (City School District of Albany’s only school offering a bilingual education curriculum. The Dual Language Program teaches students in both English and Spanish), organized Penny Wars, fundraiser for the Strength in Numbers non-profit organization, Coaches U-10 & U-12 girls teams — Albany Alleycats Premier, Delaware Community School Volunteer –Mardi Gras and Math Night, Team Impact — Leadership position, and a volunteer at Saint Rose Women’s Soccer youth clinics.